Amazon news

29 November 2021
Sainsbury’s has opened its first checkout free store using Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, following testing by the retailer’s employees. Located opposite its Holborn HQ, the introduction of “SmartShop Pick & Go” is the latest in a string of digital initiatives from the UK’s second largest grocer. These include the development of SmartShop, personalised My Nectar Prices and the expansion of Ch...
18 November 2021
Amazon has announced it will stop accepting payments made with Visa credit cards issued in the UK from 19 th January 2022. UK-issued Visa credit cards affected Whilst Amazon will stop accepting UK-issued Visa credit cards, debit cards will still be accepted. The retailer said it will no longer accept this payment option “due to the high fees Visa charges for processing credit card transac...
18 November 2021
DIA continues to expand its private label range to offer shoppers healthier and more sustainable products, while also developing its relationship with Amazon. Separately, Mercadona is testing BiofreshTech’s autonomous refrigeration technology in one of its delivery vehicles. DIA expands private label range DIA has worked with its partners to develop its private label range and offer its shopp...
17 November 2021
Amazon India announced it has completed the integration of its Fresh and Pantry grocery services into a single unified store. The Amazon Fresh store is available in more than 300 cities across India. Simplified shopping experience In February 2021, Amazon announced it would combine its Fresh and Pantry services into one single online store under the Amazon Fresh name. Amazon said the new st...
17 November 2021
Sainsbury’s is set to open its own checkout free trial store using Amazon technology. The store will be located opposite Sainsbury’s HQ, apparently in the same unit where Sainsbury’s previously operated a checkout free store trial in 2019. Over three months customers could use the Smart ShopScan, Pay & Go app to make purchases using only their smartphone, however the trial was ended after six ...
03 November 2021
Deepavali (or Diwali) is the biggest festival celebrated in India. It symbolises the spiritual victory of light over darkness and celebrants prepare by cleaning, renovating, and decorating their homes and workplaces, wear their finest clothes, illuminate their homes, perform worship ceremonies, partake in family feasts, and share gifts. As India recovers from the pandemic and eases movement restr...
29 October 2021
Amazon's net sales increased by 15% year-on-year (YoY) to US$110.8bn, with operating profits decreasing by 21% to US$4.9bn. Rate of growth slowed Despite the sales increase, the growth rate was down on the 37% increase seen in Q3 last year, reflecting the deceleration of online sales after the pandemic surge. Operating income decreased 21% to $4.9 billion in the third quarter, compared w...
07 October 2021
Amazon has opened its first non-food store in the UK, under the Amazon 4-star banner, in the Bluewater shopping centre. The store will stock products rated four-star or above on Amazon’s website. Store to add to growing estate in UK The 3,500 sq. m 4-star store adds to the recent quick pace of expansion for Amazon’s Fresh banner in London . Stocking a range of 2,000 non-grocery products,...
27 September 2021
COVID-19 may have dampened consumer spending during Deepavali in 2020, but online retailers and suppliers in India are now preparing for ‘revenge spending’ that will likely boost demand during India’s biggest festive season this year. Consumers are eager to fulfil their wants vs. last year’s focus on needs Shoppers in India are now looking forward to go out and celebrate festivities with ca...
16 September 2021
Deliveroo and Amazon have announced a new offer in which Amazon Prime members can now receive free Deliveroo Plus membership for a year in the UK and Ireland. Free takeaway and grocery delivery The new offer follows Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo , which was cleared by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in April 2020. Due to Amazon’s investment, it therefore has an incentiv...